Nigel Farage boasts of ‘great meeting’ with Donald Trump in the White House saying Transatlantic ties will deepen post-Brexit
- Nigel Farage said he had ‘great meeting’ with the US President in the Oval Office
- Comes after he attended Mr Trump’s State of the Union speech in Washington
- Pair are friends and allies with Mr Farage set to help Mr Trump’s 2020 campaign
Nigel Farage has predicted there are ‘great things ahead’ for the US and the UK after he met with Donald Trump at the White House.
The leader of the Brexit Party sat down with the US President for talks yesterday evening in the Oval Office as the two continued to bolster their friendship.
Mr Farage described the meeting as ‘great’ and remarked it was ‘good to see’ the famous bust of Winston Churchill which is on display in the famous room.
The sit down took place after Mr Trump celebrated being acquitted in his impeachment trial as he attacked his critics and basked in his victory.
Nigel Farage tweeted last night that he had a ‘great meeting’ with Donald Trump in the Oval Office
Mr Farage travelled to Washington DC this week to attend Donald Trump’s State of the Union address
The meeting between Mr Farage and Mr Trump came after the US President celebrated being acquitted in his impeachment trial
Mr Farage travelled to Washington DC to attend Mr Trump’s State of the Union address to a joint session of the US Congress on Tuesday.
The pair have become friends and allies with Mr Farage expected to hit the campaign trail for the US President in the coming months as he seeks re-election in November.
Mr Farage revealed he had a meeting with Mr Trump at the White House in a tweet sent late last night.
He said: ‘Just had a great meeting with President Trump in the Oval Office.
‘Good to see the bust of Winston Churchill, there should be great things ahead for our two countries.’
The meeting came approximately a week after Mr Farage celebrated the UK leaving the European Union.
The US and UK are due to start formal discussions on a post-Brexit trade deal in the coming months.
The White House wants a deal to have been finalised before the US presidential election at the end of the year, giving the two sides roughly nine months to get the job done.
Mr Trump was likely to have been in a good mood when he met with Mr Farage as it came one day after the Senate voted to acquit him of all charges in an impeachment trial.
He addressed the press yesterday afternoon on the issue and brandished a copy of the Washington Post with the front page headline ‘Trump acquitted’.
‘It was the only good headline I’ve ever had in the Washington Post,’ he said of the newspaper owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.
Mr Farage said it was ‘good to see’ the famous bust of Winston Churchill in the Oval Office – pictured behind Mr Trump as he shook hands with Theresa May in January 2017
In an hour-long, unscripted and rambling speech, Mr Trump said the bid to remove him from office was ‘bull****’, adding: ‘It was evil, it was corrupt, it was dirty cops… it was leakers and liars. I don’t know if other presidents would have been able to take it.
‘This should never ever happen to another president, ever.’
Mr Trump had been accused of abusing his power by asking Ukraine to dig for dirt on potential 2020 rival Joe Biden.
However, his opponents fell well short of the two-thirds majority required to remove him – losing the Senate votes 53-47 and 52-48.
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